Train rides cancelled for 2021 season
(Oct 2021 Update)
All train rides and excursions for the 2021 season have been cancelled due to COVID. The safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. Prior to visiting the park, check the “Alerts” for up-to-date information on operations. We thank you for your understanding.
Short Train Rides
The "Scranton Limited" short train rides is a 3-mile, 30-minute round-trip ride which travels through the rail yards, crosses the Lackawanna River, passes the historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel and stops at the University of Scranton before returning to the Steamtown boarding area. Rides are typically powered by a steam engine, but occasionally may be powered by a diesel engine.
The Caboose Experience
The Caboose Experience is a short 15-20-minute ride in our historic caboose within the park boundaries. It gives visitors a chance to experience what life was like at the back of the train. Visitors can even experience riding in the Copula of the caboose. The Caboose Experience is included in the $5 Scranton Limited ticket.
Excursion Train Rides
You can watch this space for our trips and excursions when it becomes available for the season, for planning of your visit as well as information about our fees and passes. Locations and destinations are subject to change.
PLEASE NOTE: Our train cars are antiques and are not equipped with heat or air conditioning. Please be sure to dress accordingly.
In the event you miss your Short Train Ride (yard shuttle), we can put you on the next shuttle as long as the train is not sold out or was the last train of the day. If you miss the train for a special event or excursion program, tickets cannot be refunded or transferred and you are responsible for getting transportation back to your point of origin.
Last updated: October 8, 2021